LASIK vision correction is a popular surgery for a variety of common vision problems. Unfortunately, there are many myths floating around about LASIK that may be preventing people from getting the procedure. In reality, LASIK is a safe procedure with a high success rate.
Here, we’ll examine a few of the most common myths about LASIK and explain why they are untrue. Continue reading
Our thoughts go out to all those significantly impacted by the pandemic. We are grateful to the scientists and pharmaceutical companies that have developed COVID vaccines that may allow us to resume our normal lives in the future.
As we look forward to better times ahead, it seems appropriate to share with you the latest developments in eye care and surgical techniques, the subject of this newsletter.
One of the most common misperceptions about LASIK is that it can only correct nearsightedness and farsightedness. In fact, at Bochner Eye Institute, Dr. Raymond Stein and our team have successfully treated countless patients with astigmatism. The state-of-the-art lasers that Dr. Stein uses are extremely effective at correcting smaller and higher amounts of astigmatism. Continue reading
Nearly everyone experiences “floaters” or flashes of light at some point. Floaters and flashes of light are often harmless and do not require medical attention. But according to Dr. Raymond Stein, in certain circumstances, floaters and flashes may indicate something serious happening inside the eye.
Dr. Raymond Stein and his daughter Dr. Rebecca Stein recently presented papers at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2019 Annual Meeting, which was held in San Francisco on October 12-15.
Dr. Raymond Stein’s paper discussed a new corneal laser for macular degeneration (AMD), which was approved by Canada Health last year, and Dr. Rebecca Stein presented on corneal health assessment in corneal cross-linking and adjunct procedures.
The Steins had never spoken at the same event before this conference.
Below, you’ll find an overview of Dr. Raymond Stein’s presentation about corneal laser treatment for AMD.
The outstanding benefits of LASIK have influenced millions of people to have laser vision correction. Some of the most common questions Dr. Raymond Stein of Bochner Eye Institute gets about LASIK is whether there is a “right” or “perfect” age at which to undergo surgery. Although the short answer is “no,” there are some age-related considerations when it comes to timing LASIK surgery. Continue reading
We are pleased to share this comprehensive update in Refractive Surgery from Ophthalmology Rounds, the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto, 2019. This referenced publication discusses patient selection and outcomes of LASIK, PRK, SMILE, Refractive Lens Exchange, Implantable Contact Lenses, Corneal Inlays, and the new Corneal Laser for macular degeneration. We hope you find this update informative and of interest.
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At Bochner Eye Institute, one of the most rewarding parts of performing LASIK vision correction is hearing about the many ways that laser eye surgery has improved our patients’ daily lives. Achieving better vision without dependence on glasses and contacts allows our patients to enjoy experiences and activities in a completely new way!
If you are on the fence about LASIK, Dr. Raymond Stein and our team encourage you to consider some of the exciting lifestyle benefits of the surgery. Continue reading
Cataract surgery is one of the most common and routine procedures performed today. But it is still surgery, and there are always risks, so you want to ensure it is done properly by the best surgeon possible.
As you vet prospective surgeons, the team at Bochner Eye Institute suggests qualities that your surgeon should have. Continue reading